Why Does America Always Take Positions Which Set Itself Up For Failure?

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I could give numerous such cases but let’s look at something current – a very long running saga, the US relationship with Asia. The tune of that relationship, such as it is, such as it ever was (and there is only one single tune – though numerous variations), can be played on a one string banjo.

‘US at ASEAN Summit Looks to Turn Region Against Itself’ – Brian Berletic for New Eastern Outlook

Whether it is West-Asia, Central-Asia, Southern-Asia, East-Asia, or South-East-Asia, the US one-track mindset always follows the same song-sheet. Even though capabilities never match expectations or designs. Also, equally ubiquitously, results are always lacking in material or influential gain, but more resembling shooting oneself in the foot while somehow claiming that as a victory. I am not well-versed in psychopathy, but surely there must be a number of well documented behavioural markers revealed by such repetitive and delusional…

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